Darrell Wallace Jr. Full-time in NASCAR in 2013. (Getty)
Joe Gibbs Racing development driver Darrell Wallace Jr. will drive for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the Camping World Truck Series in 2013.
Wallace, 19, will be the fourth African-American to run a full season in a NASCAR National Series after Wendell Scott (who went to victory lane at Jacksonville in 1963 in what was then the NASCAR Grand National Series), Willy T. Ribbs and Bill Lester. Wallace is a graduate of NASCAR's Drive for Diversity program, and made four NASCAR Nationwide Series starts for JGR in 2012.
He'll drive the No. 54 truck for KBM while still under contract with JGR. Busch will also run 10 Truck Series races this year in another KBM truck.
In his four starts last season, Wallace had three top 10s and started on the pole at Dover in the fall before finishing 12th. In three seasons in NASCAR's K&N Pro Series East, Wallace has six wins and finished second in the standings in 2011.
As evidenced by his Nationwide statistics, Wallace more than held his own in his step up to NASCAR's national stage in 2012 and it may be just a matter of time before he joins Scott as a winner in a NASCAR national series race.
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